One of the best records ever by Joe Higgs! Higgs is one of classic reggae's best songwriters and one of it's most distinctive voices – having written for, performed with or simply influenced some of the biggest names in the game – but his own great records didn't really crossover to ... read moreCD
A seminal set from vocalist John Holt – stepping out here on his own after an early stretch of greatness with The Paragons – and working as a bright star on his own, with a level of crossover power that should have made him huge on the global scene! The album's as much a soul record as ... read moreCD
One of the tightest, deepest albums ever from Jamaican singer John Holt – even if it has a slightly strange history, due to repackagings and retitling over the years! Holt had been making music for over a decade by the time of this set – and while he still works with some of the bad-ste ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Individually numbered limited edition of 750 – on orange heavyweight vinyl!)
Never-heard work from the legendary Keith Hudson – material recorded with the Wailers Band at Tuff Gong studios shortly before his too-early death – finally seeing the light of day after all these years! The set features 6 core tracks that were recorded by Hudson, and very much in the ... read moreCD
Great lost work from the UK scene of the early 80s – self-produced, self-released work from I Benjahman – an artist who was strongly inspired by the more righteous side of the Kingston scene of the decade before! Most of these tracks have a groove that's mighty lean, and beautifully ... read moreCD
Pivotal early dub! Depending upon whose history of the Jamaican recording industry you subscribe to, this is can be considered by many to be the first dub LP – and whether that's proveable or not, it's certain among the first! History aside, it's a mighty set with some raw early dub style ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Soulful harmonies-laded Jamaican music from The Inturns – who also recorded as The Viceroys and with other monikers from the mid 60s onward – and are really in peak form here in the later 70s! It's beautiful stuff, with rhythms that balance a rawer grit with a lighter touch – laid ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A later effort from the Cool Ruler, teaming him up with King Jammy. 10 tracks in all, including "Take A Look","You're Like An Angel", "Do Your Own Thing", "Kinky Lady", 'Sip Of Wine", "Curfew", "First Class Lover", "Give Love A ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Fantastic early material from Gregory Isaacs – captured here early in his career, and working in a deep roots reggae mode – recording at Channel One with great direction from Ossie Hibbert! The set's laidback and righteous, in ways that let all the soulful qualities of Isaac's vocals ... read moreCD
(In a Penthouse sleeve. Labels have a promo stamp and a spot of tape.)
Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshine All Stars —
Zion Hill ... CD Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy ...
A fantastic album of melodica grooves – right up there with the famous work of Augustus Pablo, and done in a very similar mode! The backings are deep and dubby – heavy on bass and riffing guitar, with a brooding energy that's really contrasted by the lighter, more melodic elements of ... read moreCD
Bobby Kalphat & The Sunshine All Stars —
Zion Hill ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), 1977. New Copy 2LP Gatefold ...
A fantastic album of melodica grooves – right up there with the famous work of Augustus Pablo, and done in a very similar mode! The backings are deep and dubby – heavy on bass and riffing guitar, with a brooding energy that's really contrasted by the lighter, more melodic elements of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A stunning example of the way that the harmony trio had developed in late 60s Jamaica – a short but fantastic evolution of a mode that began in American soul, yet quickly expanded into something else entirely during the rocksteady years – to the point where it became the global calling ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Mindblowing sounds from the great Bunny Lee – and exactly the kind of collection that makes us love the Pressure Sounds label so much! The track selection is wonderful – and most numbers are balanced in a unique space between reggae and rocksteady, and often have some crucial ... read moreCD
Mindblowing sounds from the great Bunny Lee – and exactly the kind of collection that makes us love the Pressure Sounds label so much! The track selection is wonderful – and most numbers are balanced in a unique space between reggae and rocksteady, and often have some crucial ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A wealth of rare tracks from the archives of Jamaican producer Bunny "Striker" Lee – tracks pulled from one-off dubplates mixed direct from the studio, and other unreleased tracks pulled from never-heard master tapes too! The music here definitely lives up to Lee's production ... read moreCD
Bunny Lee & Friends —
Tape Rolling ... CD Pressure Sounds (UK), Early 70s. New Copy ...
Rare gems from the vaults of Jamaican production genius Bunny Lee – material cut mostly at his home studio, in the company of some very good friends and musical associates – hence the artist listing on the set! Some of the cuts here are from rare dubplates or acetates, others are ... read moreCD
Bunny Lee & Friends —
Tape Rolling ... LP Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy 2LP ...
Rare gems from the vaults of Jamaican production genius Bunny Lee – material cut mostly at his home studio, in the company of some very good friends and musical associates – hence the artist listing on the set! Some of the cuts here are from rare dubplates or acetates, others are ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A fantastic tribute to the studio genius of Bunny Lee – and a set that's filled with the kind of tracks that may well knock Lee Scratch Perry right out of the spotlight! Bunny already had a long and varied career in Jamaican music by the time of these tracks – hustling things up right ... read moreCD
Four Trojan Records albums, all produced by Linval Thompson – and featuring some bonus tracks too! First up is Poor Man Style – a gem of a record from Barrington Levy – done in that laidback, easy-stepping style that always worked perfectly for the singer's vocals! Linval ... read moreCD
Hopeton Lewis —
Dynamic ... LP Dynamic (Jamaica), 1970s. Very Good ...
A nice easy rockin' slice of Jamaican soul from rock steady star Hopeton Lewis. The production is courtesy ByronLee, so it has the sort of broader appeal crossover soul influenced sound you might expect, without as much of the raw edge we look for, but a nice bit of southern R&B feel creeping ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has a split bottom seam, some wear, and aging.)
An unusual early set of work from Bob Marley – featuring a fair bit of Lee Perry songs, like "Stand Alone", "Brain Washing", "Keep On Moving", "Don't Rock My Boat", "Duppy Conqueror", "Soul Almighty", "Mr Brown", and "R ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed – with some light aging around the edges.)
Maybe the best place to start if you're looking to dive into the short but incredible legacy of music left behind by Bob Marley – as the album marked a real global turning point for the singer, and includes a number of tracks that are still his standout classics after all these years! The ... read moreCD
Not the Bob Marley of the famous Island Records years in the 70s, but instead the originator from a few years before – heard here on an excellent collection of early work with The Wailers! The style here is maybe more in line with some of the soul-inspired harmony trios to emerge in Kingston ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the last great tracks from Bob Marley – a message of righteous power that's had lasting energy over the decades! The single presents the original acoustic version solo, which is incredibly moving, plus a full band version – and it also includes a live take on the mid 70s classic ... read more12-inch, Vinyl record
(Red & yellow label pressing with BFM-1977 matrix.)
Bob Marley & The Wailers —
Soul Rebels ... CD Trojan/Radiation Roots (Italy), 1970. New Copy ...
A record that's got maybe the cheesiest cover of any album by Bob Marley – and a set that's a bit notorious, too – as producer Lee Perry never shared money with the Wailers for the first few years of release! Still, the package is a key part of the Bob Marley story – especially ... read moreCD
One of the greatest trio albums ever from the Jamaican scene – a classic set that kicked off the sound of reggae for the 70s, while still holding onto the rocksteady sound of the years before! The vocals of the Maytals are tied together tightly, but still have a rough edge that's quite ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Masterful reggae instrumentals from the great Tommy McCook! Reggae In Jazz does indeed have some jazz-steeped solos augmenting the vibe quite nicely, but it's perhaps not the full on reggae/jazz hybrid the title suggests – which is a good thing, actually! The rhythms are strongly rooted in ... read moreCD
Brilliant 70s work from reedman Tommy McCook – a player who first rose to fame during the ska and rocksteady years in the Jamaican scene of the 60s, but who takes on a whole new sound here in a dub setting handled by Glen Brown! The album's got an easygoing groove right from the start – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Tommy McCook & The Supersonics —
Pleasure Dub ... CD Pressure Sounds (UK), 1970s. New Copy ...
A treasure trove of dubbed up numbers from Tommy McCook & The Supersonics – Errol Brown cuts of classic rocksteady rhythms produced by Duke Reid for Treasure Isle Records – trailblazing 70s dubs of the first order that are as slow burningly brilliant today as ever! The set ... read moreCD
A key moment in the career of the legendary Freddie McGregor – easily one of the best-known voices in reggae in the post-Marley years! The set captures Freddie at his youthful best – coming off of time doing vocal group work, but really shining strongly as a lead singer on his own ... read moreCD
Smooth sailing with the legendary Freddie McGregor – and a pretty sweet late career cruise with a Jamaican musical legend! Breezy, easygoing and the right mix of contemporary and classic craft. Includes "Move Up Jamaica", a sweetly grooving Caribbean cover of The Beatles classic ... read moreCD
The Jamaican ninja steps out in a set of King Tubby productions – all version tracks, featuring "Ninja", "Mental Slavery", "Ready For The World", "Jah Jah Love", "Unite", and "The Night Before". LP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small stamp, but this is a great copy!)